NEWS: Soldiers and Chinook helicopters drafted in to aid emergency services in Cumbria

British Army Storm Desmond flooding

Troops in Cumbria aid rescue workers (Daily Mail)

With Storm Desmond hitting the UK hard, flooding in Cumbria became so severe that a major incident had to be declared resulting in the Army and Royal Air Force being drafted in to aid in emergency operations. Royal Air Force Chinook helicopters were used to ferry Army personnel and equipment in to the area who then joined forces with police, mountain rescue teams and firefighters all trying to reach those stranded in their homes.

Some 40,000 properties in the North West of England were still without power this morning, an improvement over yesterday’s 100,000. Water supplies in a number of towns were also affected by flood water and around 20 schools in the area shut their doors in the interests of safety for their students.

 

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